"Alaska Home Companion—Sutton"
November 17, 2018

On Saturday evening, November 17, 2018, the Valley Arts Alliance produced the Season7 Sutton Episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show!, a rendition of a live radio broadcast from the golden age of Alaskan radio, with skits, music, and dance acts, similar to the popular Prairie Home Companion radio show on NPR.

Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! features interesting stories by Alaskans about the best, the worst, and the silliest of everyday living in Alaska.

The Season 7 Sutton episode featured Guy d'North—Private Eye, Mark Twain, Smart-Phone Yoga, Rhubarb Advisory Board, The Sommelier and news from Lake Willowa. This episode was “sponsored” by a variety of old-time Alaskan merchants.

Featured guests introduced by Carmen Summerfield were the Borealis Dancers, consisting of Georgie Hollander, Kelly Caraway, Cindy Montgomery, and Heather Pelletier; Marilyn Bennett; Javen Black; Richard Estelle; Doug Ferguson; Tim Grady; Dave Glenn; Pam Huyck; Becky McLaughlin; Niki Pease; Ava Petticolas; Robbin Robbert; Hillary Saffran; and John and Joe Stroup.

The Production Crew included Alicia Allen; Julie Busby; Eric Summerfield, and Kathi VanZant; and Mike Chmielewski of KVRF 89.5FM.

The Season 7 Sutton Episode of Alaska Home Companion—A Frontier Variety Show! was held in the beautiful Sutton Public Library and Community Resource Center in Sutton, and was broadcast live by Radio Free Palmer on 89.5 FM, and is available on their website. The Season 7 Sutton Episode was sold out—another example of bringing our community together through the arts!

–Photos by Carmen Summerfield